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  1. DrPepper13

    DrPepper13 New Member

    So we've bought a dishwasher but it requires to be on the cold tap. We've had to buy a Y connector as the washer is also on the cold tap, the washer connection is fine but the dishwasher is a nightmare. Obviously the PTFE tape has probably not been used for its intended purpose but if you can see the pictures the one with the white circle is where it's coming out, it's just spraying so hard obviously due to the pressure but it shouldn't be spraying out like it is. Any ideas why it could be doing this?

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  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    could be a few things

    is the brass part tight onto the y also no hitting / stopped by the valve part

    is there a washer in the end
     
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  3. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Wow that is a lot of ptfe
     
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  4. Brambles

    Brambles Active Member

    Is it a Miele dishwasher with a flow stop?
     
  5. CBW1982

    CBW1982 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    My suggestion is that if it is coming from the circled bit, the the hose may be damaged.
     
  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    What is going on with the old brass part & the sure stop valve?
     
  7. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Also what is going on here?

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  8. DrPepper13

    DrPepper13 New Member

    The y connector has separate shut off valves for each pipe. I'm switching the dishwasher one and trying to show the water spraying out..
     
  9. DrPepper13

    DrPepper13 New Member

    Lol blame my other half for that
     
  10. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I’m on about the bit that I have Circled with the black electrical tape.
     
  11. DrPepper13

    DrPepper13 New Member

    Oh they're just keeping the waste pipes popping off.. our landlord likes electrical tape, we just added the dishwasher pipe then added more, it works haha.. I'm feeling we probably need to hire an actual plumber for the dishwasher. Was just hoping it was a quick fix
     
  12. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I’m inclined to agree
     
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  13. CBW1982

    CBW1982 Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Looks like a home made bottle trap :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  14. mattfrance

    mattfrance New Member

    you need to wrap some gaffer tape around the ptfe
     
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  15. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Wondering if the Y piece is unsuitable.
    DO NOT USE GAFFER TAPE
     
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